Highway to nowhere

23 09 2010

Shemya island.
It’s an idea which came up when i was surfing Google Earth and found a small island called Shemya or Simiya. The island is located southwest of Alaska and was used as a radar, surveillance, weather and aircraft refueling station. Have a look at it in Google maps.
The island has small roads leading and crawling around the island. And it has two airfields (I think). This is where my idea came to life, looking trough my computer screens glass exploring Shemya.

Typography roads.
Using Illustrator to create the base for my “Highway to nowhere” typography. Pulling it to Photoshop to create some depth. And using Google Maps for my source material. The island is based on the island Shemya but i altered it here and there to fit the typo. Grabbed a cruise ship passing the Caribbeans and plunged it near my island. Drilled some rocky coastlines from South America and the United Kingdom. Photoshopped the sandy beaches, tweaked the lighting and shadows, brushed the waves and fluffy cloudes surrounding the island. Grapped some cars from Google Maps and dropped them on the “Highway to nowhere”.


Rock on!

14 06 2010

Spilled Milk, a cover band from the Netherlands where a colleague of mine plays the guitar. Asked me to create album artwork for their promo cd. I came up with the idea of using milk typography i saw earlier on the blog of abduzeedo where they made typography of pouring milk and the word ‘milk’. I didn’t want to use their already photoshopped word ‘milk’ so i decided to start from scratch.

When you open up the jewelcase you see a glass of milk that wasn’t originally green and didn’t had milk in it but some coffee. So i also had some photoshop work there to create the glass of milk. Within the 4-paged booklet, the band has a little word about themselves and on the last page of the booklet and on the back of the jewelcase you can see the tracklist of the demo-cd.